Acquiescence

by Geoff Barone

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1.
Acquiescence 00:40
listen. very. closely.
2.
Faded 06:28
FADED V1 Pretty much is good enough…always happy with the answers But you never bothered asking Everything is more than fine. In some form or fashion But the weather isn’t helping. Pre C Always afraid, for all the right reasons on all the wrong days V 1.5 Everything is A.O.K! All points and pieces, carefully placed. But by then they’ve already got you (they got you by the balls son) All you need is what you need And what you need is in between the lines that they have promised you (but you’ll never say anything) Pre C2 Always afraid for all the wrong reasons. On all the right days C La, la, la la. La, la, la, la la…simply in a sense, Faded. V2 Yeah, “just about, more or less” They got you pinned, they got you pegged Ever content to play that role “the role you’ve cast yourself” Pretty much is good enough….always happy with the outcome. So just smile and be happy. “but are you really happy?” Pre C2 Always afraid for all the wrong reasons. On all the right days C (repeat) BRIDGE Another ghost approaches, coming in fast! (Under partly cloudy skies) It rears its ugly face, it shows it’s not afraid…This reflection is mine ”coming closer, getting near, do not be afraid my dear!” Everywhere I go is gone…still living in the name of a ghost Did I mention that I was still dreaming? V3 Pretty much is good enough…always happy with the answers But you never thought to ask? Everything is more than fine. In some form or fashion And the weather isn’t helping. PreC 3 You’ve taken all the right steps, for all the right reasons C (repeat)
3.
V1 For heaven’s sake, let’s just get through the day Come on, be a man! “Just do your 8 and hit the gate” Get up! Make a stand! C1 Another nightmare’s coming on the 6:33 to Babylon (To Babylon!) Another daydream’s broken and you’re pushed to the back of the train. V2 Keep walking away, just get on with your day Come on, be the man “be the better man!” I’ll have you know, it’s just par for the course Move on…move ahead. C Repeat BRIDGE Someone once told me this life is all you have…. Sometimes you do things you don’t wanna do But know when to push back. How to push yourself off of the rack Just smile! Stay silent! And let the world unfold around you Just grin! Let it begin The world will still turn by itself without you! V3 Thank the stars; you’ve even gotten this far. Come now, are you still the man? Suffice it to say, living this way… You’re good as dead… C repeat Alt C Another nightmare’s coming on the 6:33 to Babylon Another dream forgotten and pushed to the back of your brain!
4.
V1 You were the last thing this day needed (Unwelcome distraction) You were the last thing this man needed (Uninvited obsession) Pre C1 One step forward, ten steps back Was my mind playing tricks or was I really ready for this? C Sounds to me like I’m still sleeping… V2 Your eyes, were exactly what I needed (Weathering the temptation) Your voice, was exactly what I was hearing (Testing my dedication) Pre C2 One year forward, ten years back Was my heart playing tricks? I’m not ready for this C Sounds to me like I’m still sleeping. Sounds to me like you’re still dreaming Bridge Lost in the city, lost in my head. Lost in my focus, I should’ve gone home instead Lost sight of the promise, lost sight of the dream… This is what you reminded me…. V3 You were just the thing that this day needed (a rude awakening) You were exactly what I needed (You made me remember what I came here for) (Lead guitar solo) C3 Sounds to me like I’m still sleeping Sounds to me like I’m still dreaming Sounds to me like you’re still sleeping
5.
V1 How in the world did you come my way? What did I do to make you stay? I’m undeserving. Unimportant. miserable… But I guess anything is possible. C You were something beautiful. (A sight to be seen) Retracing every step I’ve made (that brought you back to me) You were something beautiful…something beautiful to me V2 Oh what a world! You came to my door. It was like watching a movie I’ve seen a hundred times before I’m unsuitable. Inscrutable. Inept to see the secrets are unstoppable… Unstoppable! C You are something beautiful. (A sight to be seen) Retracing every step I’ve made (that brought you back to me) You were something beautiful Bridge Now that your world’s come undone for me And we’re done throwing heavy words lightly I stop to ask myself, what I’ve really done to deserve someone so beautiful? V3 What in the world are you still doing here? I’ve said one thing, but did nothing else to keep you near I’ve been under sung, overrun, Put my head in the sand, all I have in my hands was the impossible …impossible! C You were something beautiful. (A sight to be seen) Retracing every step I’ve made (that brought you back to me) You were something beautiful…Something Beautiful To Me
6.
V1 You lived your days awake, yet still asleep Being ushered to a seat that you’d pay for in the end C1 Tripping The Lie Fantastic Gripping the steering wheel Believing the line, that it would “take you oh so far” But it brought you right back… V2 You lived your days a fake Wearing mask and cape (a dancing masquerade) And wore it proudly you did, but you’d drop it in the end. (Drop the mask) C2 Tripping The Lie Fantastic Putting a cold shoulder to the wheel Believing the line: that it would “take you oh so far” But it only brought you right back… …to where you started. Bridge Broken passion, what can you do? (What can you do?) The promise of many only given to a few But as the ship sailed and with your eyes open You stood in stoic silence and uttered not a word (Not a word….not one word) Not a word…as you always do. (Lead guitar solo) V3 So live your days asleep You’ll be happier underneath… C3 Tripping The Lie Fantastic Putting a cold shoulder to the wheel Believing the line: that it would “take you oh so far” But it only brought you right back… But it brought you back to where you started
7.
V1 From sleep to awake it’s always there; A question to ask. I shall not dare Dreams come as they will, maybe that’s all it is? Pre C Still I’m waiting, I’m waiting for you. Still I’m waiting to say I’m sorry C When silence speaks louder than you The daylight it will come, the daylight it will come V2 Why in the world, does this happen to me? In actual fact it’s just a dream Still my mind plays tricks. it sets the scene. Pre C So I’ll be waiting, waiting for you. Still I’m waiting to say I’m sorry C When silence speaks louder than you The daylight it will come, the daylight it will come Bridge I shouldn’t put it past you I should just look past you, if only… Silent observation in quiet conversation The silence speaks louder than the both of us. C When silence speaks louder than you The daylight it will come, the daylight it will come (Lead guitar solo) C repeat From sleep to awake, it’s always there…
8.
V1 Little boy stop running in the house Sit down and tell me what this is all about His loss for words comes at no surprise A familiar look I see it in his eyes Little boy stop running in the house C1 But you’re oh the same as me…my precious pieces V2 Little girl never stop to say you’re sorry Never apologize for who you really are Soon these will be the “good ol’ days” A familiar phrase, said in a different way Little girl nevr er stop to say you’re sorry C2 But you’re both the same as me…my precious pieces B Are your memories the same as I see? Will you remember me with nostalgic eyes A good ol’ day to keep in mind Or am I to blame, for all of this? The temperament, the talk amiss? Did I let go much too soon? My mind is elsewhere even though I was still in the room (Lead guitar and keyboard solo) My mind is elsewhere even though I was…still in the room V3 Now there’s no one left running in the house No one to sit down and tell me what it’s all about I should’ve stopped to say I was sorry I should’ve stopped…. C2 But you’re all the same as me…my precious pieces
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10.
Headhunter 08:09
I: HIDE UNDER THE WAVES Dreams come and dreams go. They never stay to help you, so… When love comes back before you awake. Seconds from now, you’ll see your mistakes C Headhunter, you’ve made your point So let me hide under the waves so I can sleep in peace V2 Dreams pass and dreams slide. Will they ever return? to give you the… Questions asked and sight unseen. Minutes from now you’ll be underneath. Head Hunter, you’ve made your point So let me hide under the waves so I can sleep in peace… sleep in peace… SLEEP IN PEACE!!!! Absolutum Dominium. Absolutum Dominium. Absolutum Dominium II: WORDS PUSHING THE RAT TO LEAVE THE NEST What are words? Just useless words. They’re only meant to hurt us. Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will always hurt us. Who needs words? Just pointless words, they’re only going to harm us Sticks and stones will crack my bones, they’ll always try to harm us What are words? Just useless words. They’re only meant to harm us. Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will always hurt us. (never gonna get the chance again) (Gone, you’re gone, it’s gone, she’s gone, it’s gone) NEVER GONNA GET THE CHANCE AGAIN! You let it slip right through your fingers… You sat and watched the door slam! NEVER GONNA GET THE CHANCE AGAIN! “You’ll never get that chance again! How does that make you feel? (How do you feel about that?) That you’ve squandered every minute, every second. You will never get it back. YOU HAVE FAILED!!!” When you’re done swimming through sand and making up more shit to worry about, face the fact: even if there’s still promise…there’s no hope!” III: HIDE UNDER THE WAVES (REPRISE) Head Hunter, you’ve made your point So let me hide under the waves so I can sleep in peace… Sleep. In. peace
11.
Depending On A Prayer V1 Under the present light things just don’t feel right. Always waiting for the other foot to drop. Always waiting for you to say something…anything C I’m depending on a prayer. Hanging on your every word Waiting on the wall, am I being heard? Depending on a prayer, holding onto anything. If you’re happy then I’m happy… V2 Speak! This vanishing voice. It was never my choice Do not fear the subtlety. do you fear the same as me? C repeat I’m only happy when you’re happy… Bridge Does your shadow prove the sunshine? Your guess is good as mine. If in time I’ll work this through. I’ll escape the shadows of remarkable men. I’ll break this glass…these glass heroes. (glass heroes) But until then… V3 Under present light, I fear I’m losing sight I fear this will never change in the arms of a ghost. C repeat If you’re happy then I’m happy… When you’re happy then I’m happy… I’m only happy when you’re happy.
12.
V1 It’s not your attitude or your reaction to It’s not your responsibility (to hold the shade, you’d be foolish to think so!) If not for the outcome or part of the sum The onus ain’t on you (To hold the world, to hold the flame in promise that it will turn out ok) C1 What is happening? It’s like sleeping through a storm I’m none worser for the wear since… I Wasn’t Even Supposed To Be Here! V2 It’s not your fault; you were born with mud in your eyes And I’m not just waxing lyrical (this picture you’ve painted is ill cheated) It’s not for the outcome, though it may matter to some The joke has always been on you! To blind to see, to proud to be The moments they need are few and far between (Dare I say more!?) C2 What is happening? It’s like sleeping through a storm I’m none worse for the wear since I Wasn’t Even Supposed To Be Here You weren’t even supposed to be here B Even though the end was in sight you never had a dog in this fight You’ve just been setting the stones in front of glass houses (beyond your throw) Well if that’s what it takes for you to accept the shade, so be it! (So be it!) V3 It’s not your attitude or your resistance to It’s not your responsibility (This posture you’ve created isn’t receiving) If not for outcome or part of the sum The onus ain’t on you To hold the world, to hold the flame, in promise that it will turn out ok (because it never will!) c3 What is happening? It’s like sleeping through a storm I’m none worse for the wear since I Wasn’t Even Supposed To Be Here You weren’t even supposed to be here We weren’t even supposed to be here….supposed to be here alright…alright…alright…ALRIGHT!!!!!!
13.
No Way Out 03:35
V1 Pleasant nightmares, invested by the sea Daydreams, too good to believe C There’s no way out, there’s no way out there’s no way out for you! V2 Make believe is all that really was Ten years lost, speaking dirt and speaking dust C There’s no way out, there’s no way out there’s no way out for you! There’s no way out, there’s no way out… there’s no way out… B How could you see with the mud in your eyes? Your future seemed so bright! “gather ‘round ladies and gentlemen!” Oh how they fooled you with those dazzling sights, twinkling lights, embellished lines “just don’t get no better than this, ha ha ha ha!!” Don’t you know that you’ve been had? Take it in the @$$ like a man. V3 It was all pretend, I can safely say In the end, did I really get out unscathed? Nightmares, devoted to the streets Daydreams, they knew you’d believe! C There’s no way out, there’s no way out there’s no way out for you. There’s no way out, there’s no way out there’s no way out… …for you.
14.
These hands took me nowhere; they only took me for a ride Putting my trust in a few too many Amidst the skeletons inside Pre C1 Left with empty doubt and left to pick up the pieces Of a mess that was never my own Still I accept it all, I digress, I assent, I acquiesce C Falling Forward onto my own sword Face the music boy, it’s time to face the floor You’ll get there faster if you’re falling forward V2 These eyes haven’t shown me anything, They’ve only shown me tears and mud. Lending my faith to a few too many ‘Least I’m friends with the ghosts that turned up. Pre C2 Left with empty promises, left with empty threats That I have made up on my own It’s as expected, no objections No more letters sent back home C Repeat Lead Guitar solo V3 Lending my faith to a few too many ‘least I’m friends with the ghosts that turned up. Pre C3 Left with empty doubt and left to pick up the pieces Of a mess that was never my own Happilly I accept it all, I digress, I assent, I acquiesce Chorus repeat 2xs These hands took me nowhere…
15.
V1 The city, it beckoned me to walk home Frozen castles made of stone. Still I walked in oblivion The promise, it shackled me to my bones Vaunted towers, midnight shone. Still I longed to go (home and be safe) C In These Waiting Arms, I was so familiar with these tired scars I was so afraid to open up the door and let you back in In these waiting arms, I’ve forgotten where I’ve been V2 This landscape, through the labyrinth, through the maze I never once stopped to count the days Tangled up by his crooked ways This mirror, it shows who you really are; A broken man, a misguided boy… sit quietly in the corner and play with your toys! C In These Waiting Arms, I was so familiar with these tired scars I was so afraid to open up the door and let you back in In these waiting arms, I remember who I’ve been B Wide awake but still asleep. Foolish silent serenity Ever faced with fear and faced with the end You’ll find the means to keep festering my friend! V3 Through the city, I believed in every step Past the frozen castles made of stone happily I walked in oblivion. The promise, it shackled me to my bones This MIDNIGHTWORLD that I held so close Wrecked my only way to get (home and feel safe) C repeat 2xs (Lead guitar solo) This damned city…
16.
V1 What do I do with all these crows above me? Scratching and clawing my back. Playing games, tit for tat is it nothing? Shading and shadowing love, or things I have yet to think of. Is it something? Or is it just me? C Close your eyes, I’ll see you in the morning. Rest your mind, I’ll see you when you wake. Don’t wait up for me… I’ll see you in the morning V2 What do I do? With all these shadows behind me? Haunting and fating my path. Marring and erring my grasp Is it nothing? Only shading and shadowing some, under the eyes of everyone Was it something? “No, it’s always something isn’t it?” C repeat B I’ll See You In The Morning! I curse you! With The! Mourning! Do not be afraid, sleep will always find you, When your mourning comes, a living day reminder Do not be afraid, sleep will always find you C3 What do I do? With all these ghosts inside me? Forever un-fairweathered friends Follow me to the where the sidewalk ends. Yet, is it nothing? You shaded and shadowed her love, What will it take for you to wake up? Is it something? “No, it’s just you” C repeat

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"He has a unique sound that propels the listener to multiple galaxies all at the same time and there is a big operatic and cinematic influence " - Technical Metal Review
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released April 20, 2018

PERSONNEL:

Mathew PikE (Backing Vocals on 2, 9, 10, 12 & 16)
Kim Rose (Backing Vocals on 4, 5, 9 & 13.)
Dave Barone (Backing Vocals on 2 & 12)
Onslaught Six (Backing Vocals on 10. Drum loops on 11)
Stacey Givan (Backing Vocals on 2 & 10)
Matt Hake (Backing Vocals on 2 & 10)
Ryan Gaines (Backing Vocals on 2)
Devin Barone (Intro Keys on 16. Trumpet on 16.)
Lilyanna Barone (Backing Vocals on 2)
Brian Beaudry (Saxophone on 10 & 13)
Terie Barone (Laugh on 12)
Cassandra Barone (Additional Screams on 10)
Aaron Pasisz (Additional Screams on 10)
Jesse Martin (Voices on 12 & 13)
Geoff Barone (Everything Else)

PRODUCTION:

Produced by Geoff Barone at 603 Studios (North Tonawanda, NY) from January 2017 to March 2018
with the exception of 9 & 10, written and partially recorded in Masspequa,NY in November 2012.

Mastered by Michael Zucker at Differential Studios (Boulder,CO)
www.differential-productions.com

Album design by Kaptain Carbon
Photography by Geoff Barone

Onslaught Six’s vocals & drum loops recorded at Tidalrolled Studios in Elmora, PA
onslaughtsix.com

© & ℗ 2018 Geoff Barone All Rights Reserved
Published by 603 Music Media (BMI)

PERSONAL THANK:
My Precious Pieces: (Katie, Devin & Lily), Biscuits, Dave Barone, Lou Barone, Mathew PikE, Kim Rose, Brian Beaudry, Onslaught Six, Jesse Martin, Terie Barone, Stacey Givan, Matt Hake, Ryan Gaines, Michael Zucker, Luke Rains, Lulu, Nana, Robin Barone, Cassie Barone, Aaron Pasisz, Joel Barone, Joe Robbins, Chris Barone, The Papa Family, The Barone Family, David Andreana, Jennifer Sandella, Caroline Prugh, Jim Dooley, Superstorm Sandy, Amityville, NYC, LIRR, MTA, Penn Station, Tour Supply, The Music Zoo, WNY, Coffee, Bulleit Bourbon, Slomatron, The Midnight World

MUSICAL THANK:
Devin Townsend, Mastodon, The Dear Hunter, Life Of Agony, Tom Petty, King’s X, Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Starcadian, Rush, Joe Satriani, The Incredible Jolly, Muse, Mathew Pike, Sting, The Police, Incubus, Eleven, Jeff Buckley, Yanni, Pink Floyd, Tori Amos, Casualties Of Cool, Animals As Leaders, Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Phillip Glass, Skunk Anansie, Dream Theater, Marillion, Rare Bird, Emerson Lake And Palmer, Greg Lake, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Katatonia, Opeth, Alice In Chains, Ayreon, Arjen Anthony Lucassen, The Beatles, Between The Buried And Me, Dimmu Borgir, Emperor, Ishahn, Metallica, Pantera, Mr. Bungle, Mike Patton, Harry Connick Jr, Queensryche, Forgive Durden, The Von Hertzen Bros, John Mayer, Green Day, The Tea Party, Led Zeppelin, Type O Negative, Trevor Jones, David Bowie, Muse, Queen. Silverchair, The Mayfield Four

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Geoff Barone is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He writes and records out of his home studio releasing self-produced instrumental and concept albums. He also writes and composes for TV,Film & Video games as well is a well versed performer and singer-songwriter. ... more

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